In the Media

Race-hate crime 'increases eleven-fold in a decade'

PUBLISHED October 12, 2004

The shocking extent of race-hate crime in modern Britain was exposed yesterday by figures revealing an eleven-fold increase in the number of victims of racially motivated attack or abuse over the past decade.

The charity Victim Support disclosed that it helped 33,374 people who believed they had been targeted because of their skin colour in the past 12 months. Ten years ago, it handled 3,072 similar complaints.